Greyhound Cocktail With Vodka & Tea Recipe

A cup of tea and a Greyhound cocktail walk into a bar . . .

It's time to switch up the tired brunch drink of grapefruit juice and vodka for something a little more sophisticated. Enter: the hybrid cocktail we dub the Earl Greyhound Fizz.

Though the Greyhound part is self-explanatory, the Earl comes from the addition of an Earl Grey tea-infused vodka that puts the br in brunch. Honey simple syrup balances the bitterness of the grapefruit juice, and seltzer water adds effervescence. This is pinky-up drinking at its finest.

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Earl Greyhound Fizz
5 from 41 ratings
This update to the classic Greyhound has Earl Grey tea-infused vodka, honey simple syrup and seltzer water—and it'll be your new favorite brunch cocktail.
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Total time: 10 minutes
  • For the Earl Grey Tea-Infused Vodka
  • 2 bags high-quality Earl Grey tea
  • One 750-milliliter bottle vodka
  • For the Honey Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • For the Cocktail
  • 2 ounces Earl Grey tea-infused vodka
  • 1 ounce honey simple syrup
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • Ice
  • Seltzer, for serving
  • Grapefruit zest peel, for garnish
  1. Make the tea-infused vodka: Add the tea bags to the vodka bottle and let infuse overnight. Discard the tea bags.
  2. Make the honey simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the honey and water over medium-high heat. Cook until the honey has dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine the infused vodka, simple syrup, grapefruit juice and ice. Shake until well chilled, then strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer and garnish with the grapefruit zest peel, then serve.
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